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  • Steven S.

    Steven S.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    Since undergoing a bilateral kidney transplant in 2000, life was wonderful for Steven Shileikis. Steven was living life to the fullest alongside his wife and son. That was, at least, until those kidneys started to fail. The failure of Steven's kidney transplant -- nearly 20 years after the life-saving surgery -- was devastating. Having been independent for so long, Steven was now hooked up to all kinds of machines keeping him alive. A ventilator breathed for Steven while he was fed from a ... Since undergoing a bilateral kidney transplant in 2000, life was wonderful for Steven Shileikis. Steven was living life to the fullest alongside his ... Read More
  • Elaine P.

    Elaine P.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    A deacon in her church, Elaine Parker was an active individual. But that changed dramatically when chronic respiratory failure caused Elaine to be placed on a ventilator. To wean from the ventilator, Elaine came to Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus. When she arrived, Elaine also required a feeding tube for nutritional support, due to an impairment with her swallowing reflexes. Elaine faced a difficult road to recovery. But Elaine had a lot of support on that road. ... A deacon in her church, Elaine Parker was an active individual. But that changed dramatically when chronic respiratory failure caused Elaine to be ... Read More
  • Dakota W.

    Dakota W.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    Things hadn't been easy for Dakota Wallen -- and then the car accident happened. The serious crash left Dakota in poor health. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures, and respiratory failure. Dakota faced a long road to recovery. That brought Dakota to Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus. Dakota arrived at Vibra requiring a ventilator to breathe and a feeding tube for nutrition. With so much going on, it was difficult for Dakota to participate much in ... Things hadn't been easy for Dakota Wallen -- and then the car accident happened. The serious crash left Dakota in poor health. He suffered a traumatic ... Read More
  • Larry D.

    Larry D.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    Larry Dale was an independent individual. Never married, Larry lived alone and was used to caring for himself. But when Larry's health took a turn for the worse, his independence was in jeopardy. Suffering from respiratory failure, Larry required the support of a ventilator to breathe. Additionally, he needed a feeding tube for nutrition. To liberate from the ventilator and regain his independence, Larry admitted to Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus. When Larry ... Larry Dale was an independent individual. Never married, Larry lived alone and was used to caring for himself. But when Larry's health took a turn for ... Read More
  • Charles B.

    Charles B.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    The stroke that Charles Burley suffered took a serious toll on his health. Unable to eat anything by mouth, Charles required a feeding tube to receive nutrition. He was physically weak and debilitated. He could not walk or care for himself without assistance. To recover, Charles came to Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus. Though the work was hard, Charles put in the effort to improve. Fatigue, anxiety and muscle impairments would prove challenging. But nothing was ... The stroke that Charles Burley suffered took a serious toll on his health. Unable to eat anything by mouth, Charles required a feeding tube to receive ... Read More
  • Reginald H.

    Reginald H.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    When Reginald Howard arrived at Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus, he faced an uphill battle. Suffering from acute and chronic respiratory failure, Reginald's overall health was poor. In addition to requiring a ventilator to breathe, Reginald's diet was modified due to swallowing concerns. As a result, Reginald required assistance for all mobility and self care activities, also known as activities of daily living (ADLs). Understandably, this also affected his ability ... When Reginald Howard arrived at Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus, he faced an uphill battle. Suffering from acute and chronic ... Read More
  • James P.

    James P.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    James Purdue came to Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus in poor health. Suffering from acute respiratory failure, James required a ventilator to help him breathe. Unable to have any food by mouth, he also required a feeding tube for his nutrition. This all impacted his ability to recover. Initially, James required extended and frequent rest breaks to complete any mobility or self care activities. In addition to the breathing impairments, James was affected by body ... James Purdue came to Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus in poor health. Suffering from acute respiratory failure, James required ... Read More
  • Larry L.

    Larry L.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    Larry was rushed to a local ER with respiratory distress and chest pain and testing positive for sputum culture, E. Coli, and possible pneumonia. Upon initial assessment by the Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy teams at Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus, Larry required assistance for all mobility and activities of daily living (ADLs). Larry quickly demonstrated improvements in bed mobility, transfers, ambulation and all ADLs. A collaborative effort between ... Larry was rushed to a local ER with respiratory distress and chest pain and testing positive for sputum culture, E. Coli, and possible pneumonia. Upon ... Read More
  • Dennis T.

    Dennis T.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    Dennis was presented to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital with shortness of breath. He was managed for acute-on-chronic hypoxic respiratory failure secondary to acute influenza A infection, COPD exacerbation and acute anxiety disorder. Upon initial physical therapy & occupational therapy assessment, he required assistance throughout all mobility, extensive assistance for all activities of daily living (ADLs), and frequent rest breaks to complete all activities, due to poor endurance. Dennis ... Dennis was presented to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital with shortness of breath. He was managed for acute-on-chronic hypoxic respiratory failure ... Read More
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